This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the RICS has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chains.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. RICS has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
RICS is a global professional standards organisation working in Europe, Asia and the Americas with many and varied suppliers. RICS’ annual turnover is over the threshold for which the Modern Slavery Act applies.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These policies have been in force throughout the financial year and include:
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
This statement was approved by the Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services & CFO - Violetta Parylo